Interpretation Submittal Form
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3) a request seeking the rationale for a requirement in the Standard since these are based upon consideration of technical data and the experience and expertise of the individual committee members.

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4. Explanation of the process - Interpretations are processed as follows:

1) Questions & replies for interpretation requests that meet the requirements for submittal are processed by the associated committee.

2) Inquiries are reviewed by the committee and proceed to a series of ballots.

3) Once approved, the interpretation is issued.

4) Depending on committee workload and meeting schedule, the evaluation, approval and issuance of an interpretation could take up to 6 months or longer.

5) Whether or not an interpretation is issued, ASME will respond to your request when the action is complete. Inquirers can check the status of their interpretation by contacting ASME Staff.

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Note: If there are multiple questions in the inquiry or multiple diagrams related to a question, please be sure to associate the figures/diagrams in the attachment to its corresponding question number. Example: label the diagram "Question 1: Figure 1" if it corresponds to Question 1. If there are two figures pertaining to Question 1, label the second diagram "Question 1: Figure 2".